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MB #216 – ONLINE NOW

April 3, 2020 by Dan Walsh

Making Connections

Believe it or not, the theme of this issue was determined before the coronavirus crisis amped up. When that happened, my first reaction was "Oh no, articles on 'touching' people are not a good idea. Back to the drawing board." But then I realized that most of the content we had in the hopper already could apply just as much to connecting with people in a non-physical way. So, hopefully some of these articles will help you weather the storm of self-isolation that is battering your business, while others will help you prepare for the days after the sky clears and busine... [read more]
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Here is Why DJs are In Demand in the Casino & Gambling Industry

March 30, 2020 by Mobile Beat
Even for experienced DJs, one of the biggest struggles of the profession is the constant struggle to land a decent gig. Many nightclubs are still content to believe that exposure is enough to pay the bills, while competition for solid party and events bookings can often be fierce. However, sometimes all it takes to find new opportunities is to look in a different direction. A wide range of industries and companies within them hire DJs on a regular basis, so looking beyond the regular nightclub, bar, and party circuit for new gigs can reveal lucrative opportunities. One such industry is the casino and gambling industry, which hires DJs for a wide range of purposes. If you're wondering why you should consider spinning tracks for the gambling industry, here are five reasons why DJs are in demand there. <... [read more]
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Mobile Technology – Past and Future Trends

March 25, 2020 by Mobile Beat
Without a doubt, one of the biggest changes in the world of tech is that of mobile technology. We have come a long way from the days of city slickers carrying around large, retro mobile phone packs in the 80s and early 90s. Today, not only has the design changed but they have more uses than people who had one of these original mobile phone kits could ever have imagined. On most modern mobile phones, they are so much more than just a means of communication and you can handle all aspects of your life all on one device. Whether that be playing games at top mobile casino sites, managing your finances, creating masterpieces and much more. The Origins Of course, in the beginning, mobile phones were merely a means of making calls while on the go. At first, they weren’t the most convenient objects and were very l... [read more]
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How Should I Deal With Cancellations?

March 25, 2020 by Terry Lewis
  This is a difficult one and a question I get asked a lot by suppliers. Truth is you'd be perfectly within your rights to activate the terms of your contract under normal circumstances, but everybody agrees Coronavirus is far from normal. I can't advise what you should do, but I will let you know how I've personally handled cancellations during these awful times... I let them go. My Ts & Cs clearly state that if a couple cancels within two months of their wedding, the full fee is payable but under the cloud of Covid-19, activating this does not feel right. Couples have contacted me, devastated about their wedding a... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: 3 Social Distancing Tips

March 19, 2020 by Jason Alexander
[caption id="attachment_107516" align="aligncenter" width="721"]Austin's Best DJs Blog                                                                             Social Distancing Tips for DJs[/caption]   Social distancing. It's a new term that is basically all you may be hearing about, lately. Regardless of how you feel about the current Covid-19 pandemic, you are likely impacted by all of this. For me, I'm based in Austin, Texas, and it has really hit the Austin service industry hard! SXSW was canceled, and most people thought it was a terrible idea, at first. Now, here we are, just a few weeks later, and... [read more]
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MBLV24 LIVE: Online Event Takes Shape

March 15, 2020 by Dan Walsh
Links to the webinars will be available by Monday, 3/16, 3:00 PM.  ... [read more]
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URGENT MBLV24 Update: Live Show Cancelled; Seminars to be Streamed

March 13, 2020 by Dan Walsh
URGENT UPDATE: Mobile Beat Las Vegas 24 Cancelled Live Show Cancelled; Seminars to Be Streamed Mobile Beat Las Vegas 24 (MBLV24) Has Been Cancelled... The quickly evolving coronavirus crisis has led to a critical mass of cancellations by exhibitors and pass-holders, which has made it impractical to proceed with the show as planned. We realize that, although Las Vegas has not yet seen a major direct impact from the coronavirus, an increasing number of other factors have come into play that make air travel and hosting a large gathering of people both inadvisable. The declaration of a world-wide pandemic by the World Health Organization, and the declar... [read more]
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Is it Time for Music Rhythm Games to Become Popular Again?

March 9, 2020 by Mobile Beat
It's surprising to think that more than a decade ago, some of the biggest releases were in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series, and getting friends around for some hilariously bad singing was a part of your weekend plans. Broom cupboards were filled to the brim with plastic guitars and easily broken drum kits, and getting everyone in the living room in a way that you could all see the TV took the logistical skills of a forklift driver. The world's biggest musicians also saw "being in a music game" as one of the greatest parts of their success. Forget sold-out stadium tours, if gamers were spending their weekends trying to get three stars on a song you made, that's how you knew you were famous. In a Canadian survey of the most popular video games for Canadian gamers, the top six genres were action, spo... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: There’s Always Someone Cheaper

March 8, 2020 by Jason Alexander
cheaper If you've received client inquiries in the last month, I am willing to bet that at least one of them either didn't like your price. That person may have also mentioned a price that someone else quoted them (cheaper than you). How did you react? Did you price match? The choice is always yours, but just know that every dollar you take away from your current price is profit that you're giving away! My recent example is from a client inquiry I received last week. The client said: "I got a quote for $650. I want to spend no more than around that, possibly up to $800." I politely declined and said that we cannot match those rates... [read more]
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MBLV24 Update: Corona Virus Statement

March 7, 2020 by Dan Walsh
The Show Goes On! Official Mobile Beat Las Vegas Statement Regarding Corona Virus Situation: The show goes on... Barring any actions by authorities to ban travel or put other limits on public meetings, Mobile Beat Las Vegas 24 (MBLV24) is going on as planned. Be aware that, as always, the event schedule is subject to change, so check it out online HERE for the latest updates. MBLV staff will keep you informed about this rapidly developing situation via website and Facebook posts, as well as emails like this one. (The ONLY sources for official MBLV information are: MobileBeatLasVegas.com, MobileBeat.com, MB and MBLV Facebook pages, and direct ema... [read more]
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Dealing With Criticism

March 6, 2020 by Michael Cordeiro
No one wants it. Nobody likes it. We all dread it but everyone needs it now and then. Criticism. Is it a litany of stinging words that knock you right off your pedestal of awesomeness or just a dose of reality? That depends mainly on you and your tolerance for hard truth. Many of us send out those cute little performance sheets after an event because we want some "real feedback". Seriously though, do you actually ever think you're going to recieve anything back other than a "nice" review? I'm sure more than a few of you read that last paragraph and thought,"Well, I value constructive criticism. That's why I send out those forms." The big pr... [read more]